FN IO Module for FX2 Chassis

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No-fuss network integration

Simplify FX2 cabling and enhance converged IO and Fibre Channel capabilities for the FX architecture with added full layer 2/3 switch mode.

PowerEdge FX2 FN410s




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FN IO Module for FX2 Chassis - Reduce cable complexity

Reduce cable complexity

The FN IO Module (FN IOM) is designed specifically for the PowerEdge FX2 converged-infrastructure chassis, part of the PowerEdge FX architecture. Supporting up to two FN IOMs per chassis, the FX2 converged infrastructure also includes up to 8 x 10GbE internal ports, plus redundant cooling fans and power supplies.

The FN IOM can simplify FX2 connectivity by as much as 8-to-1, greatly reducing cabling complexity. Plug-and-play convenience with zero-touch and preconfigured features enables layer 2 control. This allows fast, easy network deployment using the Dell Blade IO Manager, with additional management of the FN IOM through a CLI using the Dell Networking OS 9, enabling full layer 3 switching functions.
FN IO Module for FX2 Chassis - Operate with dual mode capability

Operate with dual mode capability*

The FN IO Module has the ability to operate in two separate modes.

  • Plug-and-play mode designed for administrators to configure the FN IOM without having to configure networking settings. The device is managed through the Dell Blade IO Manager’s simple GUI interface.
  • Full switch mode, enabling layer 3 switch functions. This allows Dell OS 9 command line interface control, including routing protocols, multicast features, access control lists, IPv4 and IPv6 support, and OpenFlow capabilities for software-defined networking.

Optimize FX2 performance

Enhance east-west traffic flows within the FX2 enclosure for superior network performance. The FN IO Module takes full advantage of high-performance 10GbE throughput and the next-generation of PowerEdge servers, letting you easily connect to high-density network architectures.

In addition to the eight 10GbE internal ports, the FN IOM supports uplink-port link aggregation group (LAG) and virtual link trunking (VLT).

FN IO Module for FX2 Chassis - Optimize FX2 performance

Simplify converged IO and Fibre Channel connectivity

Choose the right module for your environment and simplify connectivity with your choice of external port configurations.

  • SFP+ (FN410s): Connect over long distances and minimize latency via optics with 4 x 10GbE SFP+ ports.
  • 10GBASE-T (FN410t): Support cost-effective copper media up to 100 meters with 4 x 10GBASE-T ports.
  • FC/SFP+ combination (FN2210s): Enable convergence directly within the FX2 enclosure, while reducing cabling and adapters, with a combination of two 2/4/8Gbps Fibre Channel ports* plus two 10GbE SFP+ ports(up to four 10GbE SFP+ ports with reboot).


FN IO Module for FX2 Chassis - Enable and ease LAN/SAN convergence

Enable and ease LAN/SAN convergence

Full data center bridging (DCB) support with zero-touch converged IO activation enable an automated LAN/SAN converged system that connects server nodes to upstream switches. The solution can:

 • Reduce cabling up to 75 percent
 • Remove up to 50 percent of your existing LAN/SAN adapters
 • Decrease upstream top-of-rack (ToR) ports by up to 75 percent

In addition, the FN IOM easily connects to the Dell Networking S5000 10/40GbE Switch that features up to 64 SFP+ ports and up to 12 Fibre Channel ports with full Fibre Channel fabric services support


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FN410s 4-port SFP+ IO Module FN410s 4-port SFP+ IO Module

 • 4 ports of SFP+ 10GbE connectivity
 • Supports optical and DAC cable media
FN410t 4-port 10GBASE-T IO Module FN410t 4-port 10GBASE-T IO Module

 • 4 ports of 10GBASE-T connectivity
 • Supports cost-effective copper media up to 100 meters
FN2210s 4-port Combination Fibre Channel/Ethernet IO Module  FN2210s 4-port Combination Fibre Channel/Ethernet IO Module 

Up to 2 ports of 2/4/8Gbps Fibre Channel
* plus 2 ports of
 • Up to 4 ports SFP+ 10GbE (with reboot)
 • NPG fiber channel and full fiber channel fabric services 


Port attributes4 line-rate fixed 1GbE/10GbE SFP+ ports - Supported4 line-rate fixed 100Mb/1Gb/10Gb BASE-T ports (supports auto-negotiation) - Supported2 line-rate fixed 2/4/8Gb Fiber Channel ports with 2 line-rate 1GbE/10GbE SFP+ ports (default mode) or 4 line-rate fixed 1GbE/10GbE SFP+ ports (Ethernet mode) - Supported

The following applies to all FN IO Aggregator models:

Port attributes
Up to 8 line-rate 10GbE server facing ports
Native 1GbE/10GbE is supported when IOA is in Manual Mode
1 USB (Type A) port for storage
1 USB (Type A) port for console/management

MAC addresses: 64K
Switch fabric capacity: 240 Gbps (Full-Duplex)
Forwarding capacity: 179 Mpps
Link aggregation: Up to 12 members per group, 24 LAG groups with stack support
In standalone mode: max 4 members per group and 1 uplink LAG group (Port-channel 128 default mode)
In stacking mode: max of 12 members per group and 1 uplink LAG group (stacking mode with FN410S and FN410T)
In PMUX mode: max of 24 LAG groups and multiple uplink LAG groups
In full-switch mode: max of 24 LAG groups and multiple uplink LAG groups
Line-rate Layer 2 switching: All protocols, including IPv4
Line-rate Layer 3 routing* : IPv4 and IPv6
Packet buffer memory: 4MB
CPU memory: 2GB
ACLs ingress egress in full switch mode

Stacked units: Up to 6 IOAs (using 10GbE ports deployed via CLI)
Stacking bandwidth: Up to 40Gbps (using 1 x 10GbE ring)
Stacking topology: Ring and daisy chain
Virtual Link Trunking (VLT): mVLT and L2 over VLT (deployed via CLI)
VLT supported in VLT, PMUX and Full-switch mode
Stacking supported in stacking, PMUX and Full-switch mode with FN410S and FN410T

IEEE compliance
802.1AB LLDP
802.1p L2 Prioritization
802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)
802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
802.3ae 10GbE (10GBase-X)
802.3u Fast Ethernet (100Base-TX)
802.3x Flow Control
802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-X)

802.1Q VLAN tagging
802.3ac frame extensions for VLAN tagging
Native VLAN
802.1D Bridging, STP*
802.1s MSTP*
802.1w RSTP*
Force10 PVST+*
2338 VRRP*

Layer 3 Routing - full switch mode
1058 RIPv1
2453 RIPv2
2154 MD5 (OSPF)
1587 NSSA (OSPF)
2328 OSPFv2
2740 OSPFv3
4222 Prioritization and congestion avoidance
4552 OSPFv3 IPsec authentication
1997 BGP Communities
2385 BGP MD5
2439 BGP Route Flap Damping
2796 BGP Route Reflection
2918 BGP Route Refresh
3065 BGP Confederations
4360 BGP Extended Communities
4893 BGP 4-byte ASN
5396 BGP 4-byte ASN representations
draft-ietf-idr-restart-06 BG P Graceful Restart
1195 Routing IPv4 with IS-IS
5308 Routing IPv6 with IS-IS

FCoE -Supported
FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) v1
FCoE Transit (FIP Snooping Bridge) supported with FN410S, FN410T
Native FCoE forwarding
NPIV Proxy Gateway (NPG) supported with FN2210S
FCoE-FC forwarding / FPORT – Supported only with FN2210S
Dynamic FCoE to FC Load balancing 

Data center bridging

IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority-Based Flow Control (PFC)
IEEE 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBx)
DCBx Application TLV (iSCSI, FCoE)

Security options
854 Telnet
959 FTP
1321 MD5
1350 TFTP
2474 Differentiated Services
3164 Syslog
4254 SSHv2
draft-grant-tacacs-02 TACACS+
4807 IPSec SPD MIB
4301 IPSec

General IPv4 Protocols
768 UDP
791 IPv4
792 ICMP
793 TCP
826 ARP
1027 Proxy ARP*
1035 DNS (client)*
1042 Ethernet Transmission
1191 Path MTU Discovery*
1305 NTPv3
1519 CIDR
1542 BOOTP (relay)*
1812 Routers*
1858 IP Fragment Filtering*
2131 DHCP (relay, client, server)*
3021 31-bit Prefixes
3046 DHCP Option 82*
3069 Private VLAN*
3128 Tiny Fragment Attack Protection

General IPv6 Protocols
2460 IPv6*
1858 IP Fragment Filtering*
2461 Neighbor Discovery*
2675 Jumbograms (partial)*
3587 Global Unicast Address Format*
2462 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (partial)*
4291 Addressing*
2463 ICMPv6*
4861 IPv6 Host for management port
1981 IPv6 Path MTU discovery*

4541 IGMPv1/v2 Snooping
1112 IGMPv1*
3569 SSM for IPv4*
2236 IGMPv2*
4541 IGMPv1/v2 Snooping
3376 IGMPv3 draft-ietf-pim-sm-v2-new-05 PIM-SM*

Openflow 1.0 with extensions*

Network management
1155 SMIv1*
1156 Internet MIB*
1157 SNMPv1
1212 Concise MIB Definitions*
1215 SNMP Traps*
1493 Bridges MIB*
1850 OSPFv2 MIB*
1901 Community-based SNMPv2
2011 IP MIB*
2012 TCP MIB*
2013 UDP MIB*
2096 IP Forwarding Table MIB*
2570 SNMPv3*
2571 Management Frameworks*
2572 Message Processing and Dispatching*
2575 SNMPv3 VACM*
2576 Coexistence Between SNMPv1/v2/v3
2578 SMIv2*
2579 Textual Conventions for SMIv2*
2580 Conformance Statements for SMIv2*
2618 RADIUS Authentication MIB*
2665 Ethernet-like Interfaces MIB*
2787 VRRP MIB 2819 RMON MIB (groups 1, 2, 3, 9)*
2863 Interfaces MIB*
3273 RMON High Capacity MIB*
3416 SNMPv2
3434 RMON High Capacity Alarm MIB*
sFlow.org sFlowv5*


Power supply: 100–240V AC 50/60Hz
Max. thermal output: 955.36 BTU/h
Max. current draw per system: 2A at 100/120V AC, 1A at 200/240V AC
Max. power consumption: 123 Watts
ISO 7779 A-weighted sound pressure level: 59.6dBA at 73.4°F (23°C)
Operating temperature: 32° to 140°F (0° to 60°C)
Operating humidity: 10 to 85% (RH), non-condensing
Max. non-operating specifications:
Storage temperature: –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)
Storage humidity: 5 to 95% (RH), non-condensing

UL/CSA 60950-1, Second Edition
EN 60950-1, Second Edition
IEC 60950-1, Second Edition Including all National
Deviations and Group Differences
EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products Part 1:
Equipment Classification Requirements and
User’s Guide Optical Fibre Communication Systems
FDA Regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 Emissions
Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2006, Class A
Canada: ICES-003, Issue-4, Class A
Europe: EN 55022: 2006+A1:2007 (CISPR 22: 2006), Class A
Japan: VCCI V3/2009 Class A
USA: FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Subpart B:2009, Class A
EN 300 386 V1.4.1:2008 EMC for Network Equipment
EN 55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
EN 61000-3-2: Harmonic Current Emissions
EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
EN 61000-4-2: ESD
EN 61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity
EN 61000-4-4: EFT
EN 61000-4-5: Surge
EN 61000-4-6: Low Frequency Conducted Immunity
All components are RoHS compliant

Regulatory and environment compliance
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets 
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment 

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